The application for 2020-2021 Davidson: Explore courses has passed. Please check back for 2021-2022 updates.
There is a fee for each application. Please see below for Fee Details. Applicants will be required to complete an online assessment in Blackboard Learn, our learning management system. This assessment is required and is the basis for all acceptance and placement decisions. Applications completed by the end of the calendar month will be emailed assessment information around the 10th of the following month. The calendar below provides dates for the application and assessment process. For more information about the online assessment, please visit the
FAQs page. Please also see the Fee Details & Qualification Criteria page.
Started in 1999, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation. Our mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people ages 18 and under, and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.
Profoundly gifted students are those who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests. Read more about this population in this article.